Set line
Set Set (s[e^]t), a. 1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. [1913 Webster]

2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices. [1913 Webster]

3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle. ``The set phrase of peace.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer. [1913 Webster]

5. Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted. [1913 Webster]

{Set hammer}. (a) A hammer the head of which is not tightly fastened upon the handle, but may be reversed. --Knight. (b) A hammer with a concave face which forms a die for shaping anything, as the end of a bolt, rivet, etc.

{Set line}, a line to which a number of baited hooks are attached, and which, supported by floats and properly secured, may be left unguarded during the absence of the fisherman.

{Set nut}, a jam nut or lock nut. See under {Nut}.

{Set screw} (Mach.), a screw, sometimes cupped or printed at one end, and screwed through one part, as of a machine, tightly upon another part, to prevent the one from slipping upon the other.

{Set speech}, a speech carefully prepared before it is delivered in public; a formal or methodical speech. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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